Anyone who’s serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference. It’s the most comprehensive cross-platform examination of. Jenifer Tidwell. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 65 reviews. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well- behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality.

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Something you would be able to do by simply using a Mac and paying attention to the details, tidsell of wasting time and money on some improvisation skills. Design engaging and usable interfaces with more confidence and less guesswork Learn design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color Get recommendations for specific UI patterns, including alternatives and warnings on when not to use them Mix and recombine UI ideas as you see fit Polish the look and feel of your interfaces with graphic design principles and patterns “Anyone who’s serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference.

If you have been an interaction designer for long, most of it is likely to be familiar if not obvious, but the clear explanations still make this a tideell read. This book was super useful when I was working on my project.

This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. Designing a good interface isn’t easy.


It tried to be a UI patterns book, but the patterns were all a little too basic and I found the naming of the patterns to be strange and inconsistent with standard industry names. Yet the author has no idea what designing interfaces takes.

Sep 30, Jon added it. I think this is a great reference for anyone in a HCD field, especially those who are new to UI design.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition

What Users Do; 1. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Nice book with explanations and examples of most of the intedfaces user interface elements and idioms. The Best Books of Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use.

Really well-organized, with easy-to-understand explanations and tons of examples.

I am not an expert in UI design by any means I have read Donald Norman, Tagnazzini, Shneiderman and Mayhew but I have no background in graphic tidwelbut I do project reviews and this book has given me some insight into problems and potential fixes in a few areas. I also liked the fact that it presents tidwel screenshots of UIs, which -although they can now be considered quite old-fashioned- they help make the presented points more easily comprehensible.

This book is a little dated but still relevant. Jul 20, Francesco rated it liked it. Jan 12, Emily H. Designing interfaces can be very difficult.

Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I find myself returning to it periodically for refresher sessions. Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Although it was odd that there was a duck on the cover, everything inside this book was worth reading.


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For example she notes that the Fisheye menu, while slightly favored by programmers and experienced users is considered confusing by and less effective for casual users and recommends a hierarchical approach. To ask other readers questions about Designing Itnerfacesplease sign up. Best Practices for Web-Based Software. Lynch Limited preview – Tidwell has crafted an excellent pattern library for user interface designers and compiled into this source.

The research is solid.

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design

Excellent resource for anyone starting in the field. Preview — Designing Interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell. Visual Enlightenment for the Web. Aug 22, Ieva rated it liked it. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas.

Aug inyerfaces, Summa Smiff rated it liked it. The Visual Display of Quantitative Data. By capturing Interface best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand.

For more than a decade, Jenifer Tidwell has been designing and building user interfaces for a variety of industry verticals, often in the Java programming language.

A good overview of common UI elements and their best use cases. May 29, MJ rated it it was integfaces Shelves: See our FAQ or contact customer service: Jan 07, Blake Winton rated it liked it. And Designing Interfaces is a bestseller because it’s one of the few reliable resources available to guide you.